It can be a snowy place, so a 4-wheel drive can come in very handy.October 2017 ... Hike the beautiful ridges behind the Cabin.
Bird Hollow Cabin (1 room antique logs)
Bird Hollow Cabin (1 room antique logs)
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
Half-bath
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The primitive "Bird Hollow Cabin" is a one room antique oak log cabin located on 25 acres in a beautiful mountain hollow of rhododendrons in western Highland County. Less than 1 hour from Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, the 10' x 16' Cabin sits next to a pure mountain stream called "Bird Run" which is fed by springs from the George Washington National Forest that joins the property. Enjoy the view and sound of the stream while rocking on the front porch, and build a fire in the fire ring.

The space

Bedding is Not provided for the Full Size Bed, except for pillows. The Cabin has a 2 burner Coleman Stove and a Propane Heater (propane and dishes are provided), and a Camper Style Chemically Treated Porta Potti. There is no electricity so bring flashlights or a headlamp which can be extremely handy making it a hands-free light. Candles in holders are provided, or you may bring a small generator, cords and lights if you wish. There is no plumbing, but water from the spring fed mountain stream is safe for cooking, drinking and can be boiled on the Coleman Stove.

Guest access

4-wheel drive is recommended in snowy conditions on the 1/4 mile driveway which has one shallow stream crossing. You can access 100's of acres of George Washington National Forest by foot from the Cabin's property.

Interaction with guests

I will be able to offer help during your stay, but sometimes I might not be able to meet you upon arrival for your first evening.

Other things to note

During Big Game Hunting Season from early November through early January, you should wear bright colors (such as a solid blaze orange hat) if you hike on the National Forest.


Amenities
Kitchen
Heating
Free parking on premises
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 5PM
Check out by 11AM

Cancellations

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Christina User Profile
July 2017
Very isolated location but Steve lives nearby and was available for advice and assistance. Charming small cabin with interesting antiquey furnishings and very comfortable bed. Lovely valley rising up on both sides and a small brook visible from the porch and window--solid construction built by Steve himself. The climate in July was comfortable for short sleeves, and despite the woods a fair amount of sunlight trickles down, which makes for nice porch-sitting. Biodiverse insects can be seen but are not overwhelming. Saw and felt very few mosquitoes! Definitely worth another visit!

Max User Profile
April 2017
Though the cabin is quite small (part of its charm, I'd argue), Steve keeps it very clean and well-stocked. Plenty of candles, matches, cookware, he even supplied propane for a stove and heater, and came out to stack sticks for the fire. Beautiful hiking in the area, including along a stream (though there's no marked trail) that runs within feet of the cabin.

Oliver User Profile
March 2017
Great spot to get away from it all, in beautiful countryside!

Tyler User Profile
March 2017
Steve was more than helpful for check in and information about the area. You are definitely off the grid in this location which is exactly what we wanted. Cabin was clean, warm, and cozy. We can't wait to go back!

Jennifer And Steve User Profile
February 2017
Highly recommended! We had a wonderful time staying in Steve's hand-built cabin over a long weekend. The cabin is well built, well equipped, and well kept! The setting is perfect -- tucked away in the woods between two ridges, with a calming stream running through the property. We gathered sticks/branches from the woods and built a nice fire in the fire pit each evening, and stayed plenty warm inside the cabin at night. The cabin has everything you need: pots, pans, cookware, plates, utensils, candles, lanterns, a comfy bed. While we were hoping to be snowed in for the weekend, the unseasonably warm February weather made for a great weekend relaxing in nature. You wouldn't believe just how many stars you can see at night! Steve stopped by only briefly, but he is a warm and welcoming host! He recommended visiting his neighbors, who make maple syrup on their property. That was an excellent treat (both figuratively and literally)! Other tips for prospective visitors: There is no grocery store/market in the closest town of Monterey, VA. There is a Dollar General that sells a wide array of boxed/canned foods and snacks, but if you want some fruits or veggies, we recommend buying those in advance. We also echo the sentiments of others: There is absolutely no cell service at the cabin -- which is exactly what we wanted. And we definitely recommend 4WD to access the property, even when there isn't snow on the ground.
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February 2017

Dan User Profile
February 2017
This cabin is everything we expected it would be. It is very cozy and well equipped for a camping setting. Steve had pots, pans, plates, candles, and various other essentials for a camping getaway. The property is beautiful and offers fresh water from the stream right next to the cabin. My wife and I highly recommend this cabin if you are looking for a place to break free from cell service and get back to your roots. Thanks for the great stay Steve!

Shannon User Profile
February 2017
It was absolutely wonderful to be able to stay at Steve's hand built cabin. We hit some snow through the mountains on our journey down there, which made our arrival at night later than expected, but Steve was still there to great us and graciously guide us back to the cabin on his property. The cabin is beautiful, unique, and perfectly secluded for a peaceful off-the-grid stay. The heater kept us plenty warm overnight even though it was close to 12 degrees - we even just turned it off once morning hit because the cabin kept in the heat so well. The stream running next to the cabin is not only relaxing to listen to, but perfect to use for water to clean/boil etc. The surrounding area is gorgeous, but definitely have a paper map or directions handy in case you get lost, as there will be no cell service to depend on (which was great for us, but just an FYI). Also don't try to drive here with anything less than AWD - my Subaru was just fine. Would definitely love to come back when the vegetation starts to grow - I'm sure it's even more gorgeous :) Thanks again Steve!

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